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Breathtaking views from modern ocean front apt. steps from Good Harbor Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4, rates quoted for 2, each add. person $15./night

This delightful ground floor apartment offers 2 bedrooms (1 queen, twins), 1 bath and a large open plan living room, dining area, and kitchen. Walk out your sliding glass door to a private patio and rocks to the ocean with a breathtaking, south facing view of the Atlantic Ocean and of Salt Island to which you can walk at low tide on a sandbar from Good Harbor Beach. Enjoy the sparkling water and lapping waves. It is a very short walk to beautiful Good Harbor Beach, as well as to a restaurant, a sandwich shop and an ice cream store. Take a short drive to a large supermarket and a drug store. It's about 2 miles to the many marine activities, the restaurants, the working harbor and downtown Gloucester and to the train to Boston. Telephone, cable TV, CD/Radio, microwave, outdoor barbecue and shower, parking for 2 cars. Friendly owners live upstairs. Unsuitable for children under 10. No smoking or pets.

We are new to Home Away though we have been renting our apartment for 30 years with periodic updating and have had many return guests. After your stay, we encourage you to submit a review.

More Details

John Knowlton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2015


Gloucester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Additional outdoor shower facility.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom on ocean side with a bureau and large closet. Second bedroom with twin beds, two bureaus and a closet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Not suitable for children under 10 due to safety.


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Breathtaking views from modern ocean front apt. steps from Good Harbor Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect location and wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I spent an amazing week at this beautiful vacation rental. The view was specatular, the accommodations very comfortable and the location to the beach and shopping was perfect. We have been coming to Gloucester for many years and this was one of the best places we have ever stayed! The owners were wonderful! Added bonus, a outdoor shower....

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Good guests like you are welcome back anytime and we look forward to seeing you next year.
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Beautiful New England vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Turn your phones off, and turn on that out-of-office auto reply on your email !!! This place is a truly spectacular New England get-a-way. Property is beautiful and owners are exceptionally accommodating. A perfect place to unwind and enjoy your morning coffee and afternoon cocktails right on the water. Miles of beautiful beach access and plenty on activities near by. We will be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two teens and two adults) had a truly wonderful week in this apartment. It is comfortable and well-maintained with gorgeous views over the water from the kitchen and sitting room, even better from the terrace! The breezes were incredible, and the sound of the waves through the night restorative.

Good Harbor Beach, a lovely sandy beach with surf, is minutes away by foot. We had everything we needed, including beach chairs and towels, and did most of our cooking right on the spot, making this both a gorgeous and affordable getaway. Local restaurants and a wonderful whale-watching adventure rounded out the experience.

The owners are friendly and readily accessible. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad when our guests enjoy this wonderful place as much as we do. Good people like yourselves are always welcome to visit again as many folks do. Hope to see you again. John and Colette
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Hidden Gem in Gloucester

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week on the ocean with perfect weather. The accommodations were clean and comfortable plus you not ask for more gracious hosts in John and Colette. This is our second time staying and we will certainly try to come again. The ocean views are stunning, breeze at night is great and you are a short walk from good harbor beach. Its a perfect, restful get-a-way!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a week and loved every minute; more people need to consider going north in the summer! The weather was great and as you step out on the back patio you are taken away to another place by the crashing surf and blue skies. It was wonderful to listen to the seagulls and we enjoyed watching the boats and ships coming and going. The apartment was big enough should you have inclement weather. We never felt cramped, and John was always available to answer questions about local fishing, restaurants, etc... This unit is within minutes of downtown shopping and restaurants and very close to Rockport, Mass (plenty of artwork and jewelry to buy and see) We feel like new people coming back to daily life; Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, quiet - except for the sound of the water. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio and watched the ocean birds everyday. Everything was clean and well laid out. We were just a short drive to downtown and a brief walk to the swimming beach.

Our hosts were also terrific. This was the ideal place to spend our 35th anniversary. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlanne and Duane, We are so pleased you enjoyed your special time here by the sea. We are happy to share our beautiful spot with folks like you and some guests who have been returning for 25 years. You are welcome back any time. John and Colette
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Halibut Point, Captain Carlos, Rocky Neck Rest.
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Gloucester or Rockport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Charlie's Place
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Good Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

We are in the Brier Neck neighborhood of lovely historical Cape Ann (30 miles north of Boston), the perfect summer vacation destination offering an incredible array of activities including sport fishing, whale watching, biking, hiking, and surfing, and birdwatching to name a few. Enjoy music festivals and live theater including shows at the new Shalin Liu Performance Center, Take in the various art and historical museums and the maritime museums, the Rocky Neck Art Colony, historic homes and antiques shops. Drive the scenic rocky coastline to see breathtaking ocean views and beautiful beaches. Dine on delicious fresh seafood and ethnic cuisine in fine restaurants and casual seaside atmospheres. Visit historic sites such as Hammond Castle, any of 6 lighthouses or the granite quarries from days of old. Perhaps you will love sunbathing, swimming or walking on the most beautiful beaches, especially Good Harbor Beach with its fine white sand which is just a short walk down the street.



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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning USD80


  • $950 to $1400 a week
  • Half of the rental cost is required to book the rental. A check of $200 for a security deposit and a check for the remaining half of the rental fee is due upon arrival.